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than the production. we take pride in our work and it shows in the end product. >> the california line is mostly locals. the commuters in the morning, i see a lot of the same people. we don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars.
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these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go
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supervisor chu: good morning. welcome to the regular meeting of the city operations and neighborhood services committee. i'm joined by supervisors avalos and dufty. are there any announcements, victor? >> yes, please turn off all cell phones and pagers. if you wish to speak during public comment, please fill out a speaker card and turn them in to myself. if you are presenting documents,
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please provide a copy to the clerk for inclusion in the file. items acted upon today will appear before the board of supervisors again on september 7, 2010, unless otherwise stated. supervisor chu: thank you. item one, please. >> item 1, hearing to consider that the transfer of a tight 21 off-sale general license from 605 kearny street for david's food store will serve the convenience of the people of the city and county of san francisco. >> good morning, madame chair, supervisors. what is before you today is a store that is currently licensed as a type 20, which means it currently sells beer and wine. the store across the street recently went out of business. he took that as a type 21, which allowed it to sell distilled spirits as well. individual to the opportunity to buy that led and transferred directly across the street. i wanted to point out to you
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that there is no net gain in licenses, and he will be sending his current type 20 when he gets through the whole process -- he will be suspending his card to play. we recommend with the following conditions. i would point out that the current type 20 at his business is and condition, so we are allowing more opportunity by enhancing the license with the 21, but we are coming up with some labor conditions -- the current 20 at his business is unconditioned. our -- sales shall be permitted only between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. each day of the week except for december 21 from 9:00 a.m. to january 1 until 2:00 a.m. sunday years, he will be able to go until 2:00 a.m., which was important to him. -- so on new year's, he will be able to go until 2:00 a.m. again, this primary a food store. next is that no distilled spirits shall be sold in bottles or containers smaller than 375
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millimeters, basically a half point -- a half pint. we're trying to avoid airline bottles usually consumed on the streets. they shall not be concerned -- sold in bottles smaller than 355 millimeters x up for a prepackaged multiple unit quantities of four or more. shall be sold in alcohol content is of for dinner one man in a court bottle. next, no mall beverage shall be sold with alcoholic content greater than -- no malt beverage shall be sold with alcoholic content greater than -- i'm sorry, i'm just trying to make sure that is correct. 5.7 by volume. this condition -- no beer or malt beverage shall be sold in quantity smaller than remanufactured six packs per sale with the exception of wine coolers, beer coolers, which must be sold and manufactured prepackage multi unit quantities of four or more. there shall be no cuts, glasses,
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or similar receptacles commonly used for drinking at the premises quantities of less than 24 in the original multi- container package. next condition, all eyes shall be sold at or above prevailing price and quantity is not less than 3 pounds for sale and shall not be given away. next condition, no person under the age of 21 shells sell or deliver alcoholic beverages. no alcohol beverage shall be consumed on any property adjacent to the premises under the control licensee. the conditioner shoulder responsible for keeping free of litter the area over which they have control. loitering, defined as standing idly about, lingering aimlessly without lawful businesses, so inhibited on a sidewalk or property adjacent to the licensed premises. next conditions are graffiti conditions. graffiti shall be removed from the premises and parking lots within 72 hours of application. if it occurs on friday or weaken
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day or holiday, the licensee shall remove it within 72 hours following the beginning of the next week day. the exterior of the premises shall be equipped with lighting and power. additionally, the petitions, disturb the normal privacy of any neighboring. we would recommend the application for approval. the applicant does concur with these conditions. supervisor chu: this is a situation where the existing business that will be acquiring the tide 21 already does have a tight 20 license. >> that will get surrendered once it goes through our process. >> so they are simply taking over the tight 21 license from across the street, during their existing type 20. >> correct, and i would point out that the current tight 20 has no conditions -- the current type 20. supervisor chu: ok, are there any members of the public that
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wish to speak on item 1? seeing none, the item is closed. we have a motion to move this item forward with a recommendation with conditions that were stipulated. i shall move this forward on the committee report. okay, without objection. >> [inaudible] sen forward as committee report to the board meeting of august 10, 2010. supervisor chu: thank you. item two. >> item two, hearing to consider the transfer of a type 20 off sale beer and wine liberalizes from 880 harrison street to 690 stanyah streen for whole foods market california will serve the convenience of the people of the city and county of san francisco. >> this is an application for a type 20 license, which would allow beer and wine only, and
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this was previously a different store. that stores currently shut down, and whole foods is now trying to acquire that space and operate it. we are recommending this license for approval with conditions, as follows. condition one -- sale, service, and consumption of alcohol beverage shall be permitted only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day of the week. the condition references consumption. many wholefoods eventually do wine tasting. this license will not currently allow that, but anticipating that possibility, we are trying to allow that down the road. they still have to go through due process. they shall be responsible for maintaining the area free of litter over the premises over which they have control. exterior premises shall be given lighting and addition of power additionally, the condition of such lighting shall not disturb the privacy of use of any neighboring residents, and
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graffiti shall be removed from the premises and a parking lot under the control licensee within 72 hours of application. if it occurs on a friday or weekend or holiday, within 72 hours of the beginning of the next week day. with these conditions, we are recommending the license for approval. supervisor chu: thank you. members of the public who wish to speak on item two? seeing none, public comment is closed. is that a motion to approve the item, and we send this out as a committee report? without objection. >> item two, compared to the committee with resolution and set out as committee report would date of august 10, 2010. supervisor chu: thank you very much. item three. >> item 3, resolution authorizing the recreation and park department to retroactively accept and expend a given place valued at $164,760 from the san francisco conservation corps to
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rehabilitate trails and retaining walls at buena vista park. >> good morning share and supervisors. the item we have before you is an accept and expend of it in place valued at $164,760, stated in the resolution, and this is for work done by the san francisco conservation corps on the southeast slow. the work actually is rehabilitation trails and retaining wall work, and the project is in progress and due to be completed this month. the recreation and park department is recommending that you approve this, you recommend the approval of this resolution. supervisor chu: thank you very much. questions from the committee? supervisor dufty: i just want to say i'm happy to sponsor this measure, and i want to thank the conservation corps for their great work. supervisor chu: thank you. members of the public who wish to speak on item 3?
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>> good morning, supervisors. i have lived in san francisco for 50 years. i would like to speak in support of this item, but i would also like to add a comment i think is relevant in regards to the conservation corps. i think the conservation corps should be used for a more important project, the trimming and removal or assistance of those two projects, of dangerous trees that have been previously marked by i think part and ran -- park and rec and other agencies. i think a lot of those trees are still standing, just waiting for gravity to fall. i would like to suggest that john mclaren park be checked out.
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there has already been one death with subsequent city liability payment, and also, i think that sunset boulevard and the presidio drive should also be checked, even though i have noticed that some of the trees have been trimmed in the two areas, but still, when i drive on those and other areas in the city, i feel that the maintenance has been kind of substandard. i do notice that in some of those areas, there have been very nice new trees planted, but three, four, five, six months later, there has been an obvious growth of weeds, especially on portola drive, which is interesting because it is it in a fairly affluent neighborhood. anyway, i think it is noteworthy that san francisco conservation corps do this kind of work because it is not only giving them a chance to show what they can do but also would help park and rec eliminate trees before
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the city as more possible payouts for maps of injury, since according to what i have seen in those areas, those trees are fairly big, and it would not take very much of a tree to fall in order to hurt someone. supervisor chu: thank you. are there any other members of the public who wish to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. i do appreciate the member of the public who did speak on the issue of public safety and about safety in many of our facilities. with past issues, the city was able to secure several million dollars in order to work on some of the repair work on pulling down and save trees across our recreation park facility. we recommend -- we recognize that is something that needs, sterne growth, and we work with
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the parts department to remove the most highly rated trees from those sites, so thank you very much for that comment. seeing that we have close public comment, do we have a motion? supervisor avalos: motion to approve. supervisor chu: is that a motion to approve this item and send it forward with a committee report? without objection. >> item three will be before the full board august 10, 2010. item four, resolution authorizing the san francisco recreation and park department to accept and expend a grant administered by the california state library california cultural and historical and, in the amount of $500,000 for palace of fine arts historical landscape and park improvement. >> this item again is a grand valued at $500,000 -- grant value of $500,000. it will go to improve the historical landscape and park improvement. the project is also in construction and is expected to be substantially complete in
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october. the recreation and park is requesting your recommendation for approval of the resolution. supervisor chu: thank you very much. are there any questions? why don't we open it up for public comment. are there any members of the public who wish to speak on item four? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> move this item with recommendation as a committee report. supervisor chu: we have a motion to move this item forward as a committee report. are there any items before us? >> item four will go before the committee report on august 10, 2010, and that completes our agenda. supervisor chu: thank you very much. we are adjourned.
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>> i want to thank you all for being here today. i'm the mayor of the city of long beach, california, and i'm also a trustee of the u.s. conference of mayors. mayors from all over this great state have assembled here today to talk about the energy efficiency conservation block grant program. this is a program that started in 2007, and it delivers funds directly to cities to be able to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their carbon footprint, and as important, create new
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jobs in our community. i will just give you a little background in this really quickly. program was originally thought of in 2005 when the u.s. conference of mayors launched its climate protection agreement. the agreement is a landmark measure across the country. the u.s. conference of mayors initiated it. it began with 141 mayors. it now has 1044 mayors that have signed on to the climate protection agreement, committing to reduce our climate footprint in each one of our communities. the energy block grant program has been an integral part of that. it gives us the resources to reduce our energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint, and as i said, it also creates jobs. it has been the result of a lot of people working together, but i do need to thank the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, who
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worked hard to make this program a reality, and we would not be here today except for her efforts. on behalf of american cities, i want to thank the speaker for her commitment and diligence. without her help, as i said, this would not be here. i also want to thank president obama and his administration for his support of the program as well as the american recovery and reinvestment act, which is also to fund a number of new initiative projects in a number of our cities. as i said, we are here to work for efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. in my city, we are investing about $4 million to accelerate private city efforts to reduce energy efficiency in our city structures as well as some of our residential buildings, and we will hear in a moment from the mayors of other cities about what they're doing, but this program is exactly what we need to continue. it is really the only major
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funding source we have to be able to improve our efficiency and work on climate change issues, particularly by reducing our carbon footprint. we know that a successful plan for reducing u.s. energy consumption is grounded in local action, and all across this country, it has been demonstrated that local government can take action that is effective and not only reduces our impact on the environment but also puts people back to work. we have been leading the nation in this effort, and i have to tell you, it has been an innovative program that provides the flexibility needed to local governments, and it is the kind of thing that must be carried on in the future. i now would like to introduce a friend of mine and no stranger to all of you, san francisco mayor gavin newsom, who is going to discuss what things have been going on right here in san francisco with this program. mayor newsom: thank you for your stewardship and leadership in
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bringing us all together. i thank all the mayors that are here and all of you for taking the time to be here. from our perspective, there are few things more important than this. at the end of the day, what we are really talking about, what we are organizing around is job creation and economic development, reducing the costs not only to government, but reducing the cost to individual businesses, large and small, that want to reduce their energy bill at the same time we advance our environmental principles and advance our collective goals. as many of you know, san francisco has a low global climate action plan. basically all that is is the formal plan that 3043 other mayors -- at 1043 other mayors have signed to robot greenhouse gas unless it -- emissions to 1990 levels by 2012.
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we have done that through -- in small part in terms of that reduction. that is energy efficiency. that is the low hanging fruit. that is the easy part of this effort. we have some very ambitious goals nationwide. about half of that, most objective analysis has been done that shows that half of that can be achieved through energy efficiency, so you do not need something in the order of magnitude. just common sense. swapping out that level, taking the old boiler and replacing it, taking that call don t --hat -- that caulk gun in different respects. the think about it is it is so obvious and so easy but we were not achieving our goals until the president and speaker got
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together and demanded we get some block grants. we needed some energy development block grants and we needed some autonomy. let me conclude by making a jobs case, and i was making this just a moment ago, on why this matters. we get about $7.7 million through block grants, and we are using that jobs now program, the federal subsidy for direct jobs. 3600 jobs we have created. they are going out and doing energy audits, so we are doing free energy audits, and then we are using all these grants, and then we are providing free resources for folks to actually deal with their boilers and other issues, but here is the big idea, and this is something -- if we put $1 billion -- you
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do not need to take $1 billion credit. you can just leverage the percentage that is arguably of to what $1.8 trillion that is just sitting there on the sidelines. just to leverage that money is guaranteed, like we do small business association loans, and start getting people to work today on energy efficiency and create real jobs. here's how we do it -- you get $1 billion just making this case, and you invest into coal, and generate about 870 jobs. sounds great, but you could generate 1000 or 1500 jobs in nuclear energy, but if you want to create more jobs and wealth and opportunity, 1900 jobs in wind or about 3300 jobs, but the big game changer is retrofitting and green building. 7000 jobs for that $1 billion investment. you can just use the money that
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is sitting in all these financial institutions and guarantee those loans and get people back to work, doing the energy efficiency work that all these mayors are doing quite successfully, and you do it in rural and suburban areas, not just these big metro areas. get people to work, particularly those in the building and construction trades, those that have the highest rate of unemployment. that is the opportunity, and that is where we are trying to communicate, what we are trying to organize around. this is a win on all fronts, and this is being demonstrated in cities large and small across the country. one of the successes of the stimulus plan is the focus on jobs and this economy. i want to thank everybody who is here and think cathy and her team for their leadership, and think mayor foster for helping bring all of you here to our city and county of sentences go.
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thank you. >> thank you, mayor newsom. >> i would like to bring our partner to the podium, the efficiency secretary, cathy joey. >> thank you all for coming. three quick points. on behalf of the president and secretary chu, let me underscore that energy efficiency is central to economic recovery from our perspective. we need to bleed into all the energy potential. americans spend $1.10 trillion on utility bills in their businesses and homes per year. we can become more efficient. that is $200 billion we can save, and we can create jobs while doing it. for every billion that gets invested, 7000 jobs. this program will go on to create more. we love our partnership with the
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mayors. the mayors are working directly in investing money in cities on the ground, in buildings, schools, and communities. this program has 2350 grantees from across america that have programs under way this summer, demonstrating that investments in clean energy, green energy, helps economies. watch where the projects are. some of them are wildly innovative. some just make good sense. there are sensible, money saving light bulbs that should have gone in a long time ago. putting new elie de -- led technology into traffic lights, which create safer streets. there are literally thousands of projects under way. take note of what those are. share information. in washington, we are very excited about our partnership.
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we are very excited about the energy savings that will come from this program and in the future. thank you all. >> thank you, madam secretary. finally, we will have another major address you with what is going on in her city. she is from the city of santa barbara. >> thanks you. i appreciate the opportunity to speak here. i think mayor newsom for your leadership from the beginning. hopefully, we can see some allocations after the first- round is moved around. that is important for congress to see the investment of this as not just an expenditure. the city of santa barbara has a little over 100,000 people. our funding was about $658,000. we did lighting efficiency projects in four parks as well as some heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning retrofits in eight city buildings.
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the park's alone are saving 140,000 kilowatt hours annually, a savings of $88,000. the eecbg grants, coupled with other funding we did with our municipal building energy audit, is sitting as $150,000 in our general fund. along with the jobs that are being created with this project, when i came in and met with a number of mayors this morning, the first question has been how is your budget going. what is going on with your general fund and your public works? in our city, if we are able to save $150,000 a year that would have gone to paying for energy bills, which can put it into police officers, firefighters, parks and recreation -- the municipal services people have come to expect. that is helping us get over this recession on top


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